Video20Q Podcast 23 Angelo Bell Interview Part 2

Second instalment of the interview with the inimitable Angelo Bell. Talking about experiences of making movies as an independent film director.

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Legend of Black Lotus is a re-imagining of the story of Mulan. In his story, an Empress gives birth to a dark-skinned child who is prophesied to restore the war-torn kingdom to glory, but must endure the hardships of slavery to achieve her destiny.

Extended for one more day, every backer who joins Angelo on to help make Legend of Black Lotus will get a free download of Broken Hearts Club. Broken Hearts Club is a romantic comedy drama wherein an apathetic psychiatrist is force to treat and onslaught of melodramatic love-lost couples, and in the process uncovers the root of his distant behaviour that jeopardises his marriage.

For your free download, just visit his profile at . Once you join the growing list of backers you will receive an email, from Angelo with a special link for a digital download of Broken Hearts Club in addition to the perks associated with your donation!

Video20Q Podcast 22 featuring Angelo Bell (Part 1)

Going to the Movies

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is a writer, director and an independent producer in Los Angeles whose professional goal is to develop and create engaging and commercially viable, low-budget films. Angelo is an award-winning filmmaker with two best-in-festival wins for El Ride (as producer) and Until Next Time (as consulting producer and editor). In 2007, he set a record at the Los Angeles International Shorts Festival when four of his films were accepted.

I went to see the Knight and day movie at the local movie theatre in Platja d’Aro and enjoyed it thoroughly. But I have to say the screen writer should be shot. If I said to you that I was going to New York and I was looking forward to seeing the homes of the famous actors in Hollywood on the first day of my visit there and on the second day I will check out the cowboys out on the range in Harlem
You might think I was stupid or crazy
But then US writers think they can get away with having the Streets of Sevilla filled with the Bull running event which everyone knows – or nearly everyone knows – takes place in Pamplona.

The whole movie was a stringing together of action sequences that were well shot and made for a engaging movie as evidenced by the number of people that would agree with me that the time goes so quick while watching it. I think if the next movie I see is Shrek then it will be hugely more sensible than was Knight and day.

There is poetic licence and the suspension of WTF in the movies and things that have to be so for the sake of the movie but there are some things like the aforementioned Sevilla joke – that should not be messed with so that the film at least tries to have some credibility. That effort of trying – is what it takes for the viewer to have some hope of achieving the suspension of reality to be able to enjoy the movie by believing what is going on for at least the length of the film.

What do you think? Does it matter if the result is a very entertaining diversion in the cinema while stuffing yourself with popcorn.

News

YouTube has increased the limit allowed for the movies posted on there from ten minutes to fifteen minutes. Good news there seeing as I have sometimes found the 10 minutes to be too short for what I wanted to do.

The interview with Angelo

The first part of the interview with Angelo Bell the Director of films such as Resurrection of Serious Rogers which is The Usual Suspects meets The Professional — a multi-layered neo noir thriller about an assassin who finds redemption in the eyes of a nanny; a drug addicted FBI agent out for justice, a military hero hungry for revenge and the mystery man who controls their fates.

Angelo also made the movie which is a raw relationship drama which after airing at film festivals got broadcast as a series on TV.

Angelo is deeply committed to the independent film movement and supports other filmmakers with their creative endeavours. through his blog at AngeloBell.com. He has been quoted in the Filmmaker Magazine blog and writes about DIY distribution, crowd funding and film sales. Angelo’s articles and film reviews can also be found online at AssociatedContent.com, HubPages.com and Examiner.com.

We had a long chat so I have split this into 2 parts I will publish the second part of the interview with Angelo next week

@JokeandBiagio talk to Mac20Q – Podcast 69

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These guy have been using Final Cut for a lot of years now and also use Final Draft AV while giving a recommendation to Celtx. When they are organising a project, one of their reality TV Shows like Scream Queens or Beauty and the geek they will use Bento. Joke tells me that she rescued Biago from PC sufferance 13 years ago and he has not looked back since. They are also making a documentary about a friend, Steve Mazan who is a comedian who has cancer and it is called ‘Dying to be on Letterman’.

In the interview we talk quite a bit about the making of TV shows because that is what they do and the interview is destined for too.

They seem to do mostly reality TV shows but also do scripted work. As you will tell from their interview they are totally committed to what they do. As you have to be in a business that takes no prisoners. If someone can get in there before you with your idea but better then you should watch your back.

Joke (her real name) and Biagio (Sicilian roots) als talk to me about the technical side of the work and about how they organise themselves using Macs, well they are using Macs to edit with FInal Cut Pro so it make sense to use Macs for everything.

They can be found on and FaceBook. Like many independent producers they are building a following online to get their name and brand out there, and doing it quite successfully it seems. And their brand new Joke and Biagio Facebook page, which has 1 fan: Biagio. Would love to change that!

They have  advice to folks that want to break in to showbiz: Become a Hands on Producer. Well Joke and Biagio are not the only ones that recommend you just get in there and learn the process by doing it. here they say that making a short TV promo is a great idea for selling the project to the Television networks. maybe not making a full pilot episode unless you want to have the experience of doing it.

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These guys are the fanatical producers and directors of Scream Queens Reality TV show and Beauty and the Geek Reality TV show. They are also making a documentary about a friend, Steve Mazan who is a comedian who has cancer and it is called ‘Dying to be on Letterman’.

They seem to do mostly reality TV shows but also do scripted work. As you will tell from their interview they are totally committed to what they do. As you have to be in a business that takes no prisoners. If someone can get in there before you with your idea but better then you should watch your back.

Joke (her real name) and Biagio (Sicilian roots) als talk to me about the technical side of the work and about how they organise themselves using Macs, well they are using Macs to edit with FInal Cut Pro so it make sense to use Macs for everything.

They can be found on and FaceBook. Like many independent producers they are building a following online to get their name and brand out there, and doing it quite successfully it seems. And their brand new , which has 1 fan: Biagio. Would love to change that!

They have  advice to folks that want to break in to showbiz: Become a Hands on Producer. Well Joke and Biagio are not the only ones that recommend you just get in there and learn the process by doing it. here they say that making a short TV promo is a great idea for selling the project to the Television networks. maybe not making a full pilot episode unless you want to have the experience of doing it.

Video20Q Podcast 5 – David Blyth

In this podcast I am talking to a  film maker from New Zealand. I really enjoyed my chat with David and I learned a few things along the way. He is has made horror films such as Death Warmed Up and worked with some big names from the Film industry as you will find out in the interview.

Presently he is taking trips around the world to visit film festivals to promote his movies. recently he was in Brazil His current project is a documentary which is family inspired and a follow up to one he did a while back. We hear about his influences from the film industry and talk about how he sees the business evolving. In this digital internet twitter age

He talks about ‘Transfigured Nights’ he has had aired on NZ TV which was filmed via the internet via web cams and men wearing masks. Interesting and a bit kinky.
David has a passion for film making and currently has a writing / film project in progress.

We chat about screen writing and story boarding and some of the nitty gritty parts of making a movie. I think you will enjoy hearing what David and I talk about in the interview.

A still from ‘Death warmed up’

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Transfigured Nights is now available for international distribution on

Video20Q Podcast 1 David Baker

I found David on twitter where he is known as . Seemed like a good plan to ask if he would like to be featured on the new Video 20 Questions Podcast. Really pleased he said yes and was quite enthusiastic. Goes without saying that if you are an independent indie movie maker you have to get the word out there in any way that you can.

David was a super first guest on the show and we had a great chat about movie making. he has been in the business fore many years having worked as an actor. is his second movie and is about a student of film getting caught up in some mercenary activity when he goes to video some guys just coming back from Iraq. David was looking for a gritty style for the film and from what he was telling me about how it was filmed, I don’t doubt that is the way it turned out.

David was the writer, producer, visionary, director, head tea boy and will be promoting too. he has plans to ge the film shown all across the UK and expects to be getting in contact with film students along the way too. So there will be a mixture of online and offline promotion of the movie. He got non actors in the movie as well as using actors.

Mission X behind the scenes with David

I enjoyed my chat with David and I learned  a lot from it too. We mentioned Robert Rodriguez who had success with a small or no budget and was discovered in as much as he got Hollywood money after that to make more movies, and the director Roger Common that influenced Tarrantino amongst others. David is a believer in getting out movies with no budget so that it makes people be creative and innovative. In any case we all have to start somewhere.

David has been using to be able to get the movie clips out to as many online video sharing sites as possible. Saves a lot of time to get the movies distributed all with one upload. I have used it myself and I am impressed.

He is expecting to get the film out through Cineworld and get it shown in more places across the whole of the UK.